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by Rayndalf
Today, 06:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Various resto-mods
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Various resto-mods

I love that you actually made new PCBs for totally forgotten boards like the 3M Whisperwriter and the GEAC 8340 but no one ever made new PCBs for fullsize Alps boards like the SGI Granite. There are only like 15 GEACs out there. It's great.
by Rayndalf
Today, 04:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: INKA System 90 - a keyboard for blind people
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: INKA System 90 - a keyboard for blind people

Does anyone have any other information about this board? I think it's really cool and am curious about the technology and concept behind it.
by Rayndalf
Yesterday, 06:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Share Your SEXIEST Vintage Boards!
Replies: 37
Views: 1071

Re: Share Your SEXIEST Vintage Boards!

Two boards and a cat. I really need to borrow a decent camera again, I've been trying my best to get my money's worth out of these photos, but I need to get a shot of my Siemens BTX at some point.
by Rayndalf
05 May 2021, 11:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unitek K-158-1 (NIB)
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: Unitek K-158-1 (NIB)

dcopellino wrote:
03 May 2021, 09:53
Unfortunately, the seller doesn't seem open to internationalisation.... As my old looooong English although.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284279115018
Those are padprinted, the legends are the same as every K151L I've seen.
by Rayndalf
04 May 2021, 05:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Longterm Daily Drivers
Replies: 104
Views: 3671

Re: Longterm Daily Drivers

Realforce does ISO as well JIS layouts.
https://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard/uk- ... yboard.asp
by Rayndalf
03 May 2021, 08:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Icon keycap used for IBM Model M
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Icon keycap used for IBM Model M

Custom keycaps for a CNC machine or some other piece of industrial equipment. I love the colors.

Unicomp could make something similar, but I'm not sure if they consistently do from printing. I think they do but I'm not sure.
by Rayndalf
03 May 2021, 08:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage

It's a US university. and this is an English speaking website. We have a "Other languages" subforum, and much of the Wiki written in British English. ;) For many of us, English is just the lingua franca of the computing world. Just like Greek was in the Roman Empire and Arabic is in the Muslim worl...
by Rayndalf
02 May 2021, 23:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage

So I think I just got baited into taking a typing test. They can't keep getting away with it.
by Rayndalf
02 May 2021, 23:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage

I get this: We appreciate your interest in our survey. Our survey is only available to people in the US due to data collection and reward issue. I wouldn’t say we are uninterested in new hardware (i mean we tend to have the deepest background here as a community of, yes, vintage specialists and pic...
by Rayndalf
02 May 2021, 22:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TACTILITY(and clicky)
Replies: 52
Views: 1520

Re: TACTILITY(and clicky)

One thing I'd love to try is to get a good-condition, fully electrical, front seat from a junked luxury vehicle and use that as either a work chair or as an alternative to buying a new recliner. The only disadvantage I can think of is that I really like adjustable arm rests. I'd love to find a seat...
by Rayndalf
02 May 2021, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Academic Research on Digital Experiences with Keyboard Usage

Be sure to post this on Geekhack and reddit.com/r/mechanicalkeyboards if you haven't already (you probably already have).

This forum is more dedicated to fawning over keyboards past, while Geekhack is all on the custom keycap train and Reddit is... Reddit.
by Rayndalf
02 May 2021, 06:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TACTILITY(and clicky)
Replies: 52
Views: 1520

Re: TACTILITY(and clicky)

Or, looking at it a different way, do things to make your life as comfortable as possible, whenever possible. :D This is definitely true. It's worth investing in the things you use all the time (chair, couch, bedding materials and computer peripherals). You'll be getting value out of them every day...
by Rayndalf
01 May 2021, 13:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 111
Views: 17749

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

yeah I know but people don't buy ergodox anymore and Drop is not willing to produce a kit that sells just a dozen copies... times have changed since a few years ago I think part of the problem is that Drop stopped selling Ergodoxes :lol: Hopefully they start pushing split ergo again. The ortho kits...
by Rayndalf
30 Apr 2021, 11:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blue Alps?
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: Blue Alps?

I had a [board] with a cigarette burn and she turned out ok. You can't always find perfect (given your budget, geographic location or eccentric taste), but avoid [boards] that look like they've spent most of their life yellowing in the sun at the frontdesk of an motel before it abruptly closed and a...
by Rayndalf
26 Apr 2021, 10:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry G80-1800HCF
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Cherry G80-1800HCF

Yeah, the smaller sticker might have been more economical for a low volume custom order. I guess it wouldn't be the first time Cherry tried to save money or reduce manufacturing cost in a strange way (I have boards with plates designed to mount stabs but used hat/stepped keys instead).
by Rayndalf
26 Apr 2021, 02:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry G80-1800HCF
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Cherry G80-1800HCF

Cherry actually sold 1800s with a label that small? That's bizarre, that's the size of the stickers they put on keyboard assemblies. It's almost like they expected OEMs or companies to put their own sticker there.
by Rayndalf
26 Apr 2021, 02:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: QMK on Magicforce 68?
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: QMK on Magicforce 68?

Sorry I've been MIA for so long (I swear this was only a month ago... where is the time going :? )

I found the PCB, but I'm still looking for the daughter board and a couple of the necessary resistors. Sorry this is taking so long. I really need to get my junk more organized!
by Rayndalf
25 Apr 2021, 23:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lubed Mitsumi MM Review
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Lubed Mitsumi MM Review

This is what he wrote. https://i.imgur.com/FRB4rq4.png I did basically the exactly same thing recently. Except it was the WD40 silicone based lube. I probably put it on a little tii much but at least the ones that had started making noise stopped. They definitely bind less but I can say much else, ...
by Rayndalf
23 Apr 2021, 01:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4454

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

Time to re-learn CAD and start making them myself. The keys will be just like all the other Micro Switch boards I've got. I think you're right on the money. The case isn't anything special, so if you have similar switches and can solve the keycap issue then I think you'll have a good chance. I real...
by Rayndalf
23 Apr 2021, 01:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24938
Views: 2543979

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Because now this is just straight up unaffordable. Ignoring economics for a second: This keyboard should not be worth this price , but I can say the same for many that are selling for thousands. This feels like people complaining about overpriced Japanese shitboxes from the 80s and 90s but ignoring...
by Rayndalf
23 Apr 2021, 01:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Buckling spring corne?
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Buckling spring corne?

An xwhatsit will work with basically any capacitive PCB matrix you create as long as it isn't larger than 16x8. I think the easiest way for someone who doesn't have the ability to make their own controllers would be to buy two xwhatsits, and attach one to the right PCB and one to the left PCB you h...
by Rayndalf
23 Apr 2021, 00:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Buckling spring corne?
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Buckling spring corne?

You could 3D print a plastic barrel plates. That'd be the easiest way to get a curve. No idea how capactive buckling spring PCBs work, but there are replacement F controllers which replace all the "scanning" done by the original PCB, so I believe it's fairly understood. Easiest way would be a flat P...
by Rayndalf
22 Apr 2021, 12:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: mystery calculator switch [Magnetic Reed]
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: mystery calculator switch [Magnetic Reed]

The keycap remind me of this https://www.ebay.com/itm/202814834933? But the switch mechanism is different. Definitely looks like it's from a calculator, typewriter or a control panel of some kind (basically anything that isn't a conventional computer keyboard). Edit: 'RM' is a pretty common key on c...
by Rayndalf
22 Apr 2021, 02:58
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Joystick Competition Mini w/ Teensy
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Joystick Competition Mini w/ Teensy

This is a really clean conversion, even with the translucent shell most poeple wouldn't realize it was modified. It's the perfect size for a crowed desk. I wonder how it compares to the Logitech Wingman Attack 3 I picked up years ago. Most joysticks that aren't terrible actually seem pretty good. Su...
by Rayndalf
21 Apr 2021, 05:56
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1940
Views: 233322

Re: Stuff you just bought

John Doe wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 15:53
Cherry black, very huge,

and yellowed..


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Glad to see another.
If for any reason you need a replacement keyboard assembly let me know. Mine uses a lan cable style connector but supposedly uses USB.
by Rayndalf
21 Apr 2021, 02:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage Increases Value?
Replies: 109
Views: 4143

Re: Vintage Increases Value?

But think this way, why a collectible card (it's just a piece of paper) can cost, say 100.000 USD? Like a Pokemon one. So, why not an old rare Keyboard that could be used as a daily board cannot cost more than that? Like a classic car for example. Collectables typically have value because of the co...
by Rayndalf
21 Apr 2021, 00:25
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check

I have an F XT I wouldn't mind turning into a space monkey, but it needs a convertor and I'm located in the US. This wouldn't work too well for an Ergodox since it took me about 3 weeks of practice to get comfortable on a Kinesis Advantage. Unless it's a 1 month per person kind of tour. Definitely d...
by Rayndalf
19 Apr 2021, 07:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 58
Views: 5816

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

The stepped mount plate is a great idea. I wonder why you want to use the 3d-printed skeleton though. Right now most of the custom keyboard designers and users lean to use soft plates (PC plate/half plate) and mounting methods enable soft bottom out (gasket/PORON+leaf-spring). Your solution by its ...
by Rayndalf
19 Apr 2021, 06:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] MF68 PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: [WTB] MF68 PCB

Neat, I'll take the Tragicforce PCB! I'm also using a disassembled Magicforce for my build lol. PM me with the info! I'll pm you the moment find it :lol: Just to clarify you already have the daughter board used with the original PCB to route the USB port? I don't mind just selling the QMK PCB, but ...
by Rayndalf
19 Apr 2021, 02:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] MF68 PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: [WTB] MF68 PCB

I have a couple, do you want a stock PCB (with diodes for NKRO) or a Tragicforce PCB? Oh wonderful! Whats the difference between the two, and does the Tragicforce work with stock MF68 qmk? As Muirium noted it's the kit from here https://keeb.io/products/mf68-magicforce-68-pcb-replacement-kit The tr...

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